Heterogeneous traffic modeling and analysis for wireless sensor networks


Department of Computer Science

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Author Affiliation

  • Hamida Qumber Ali is Ph.D. Scholar at the Faculty of Computer Science, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi
  • Sayeed Ghani is Associate Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science at Institute of Business Administration, Karachi

Conference Name

International Conference on Mobile Web and Intelligent Information Systems

Conference Location

Vienna, Austria

Conference Dates

22-24 August 2016


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Springer, Cham

Abstract / Description

Traditional wireless sensor networks (WSNs) face power limitation which is mainly caused due to inter-node data transfer. Multi-sensor nodes, in which multiple sensors are mounted on a single radio board, are becoming popular to counter this issue. However, these sensor nodes may require handling heterogeneous traffic in terms of different bandwidth demand, traffic load and packet sizes. A single traffic based model cannot provide a tractable performance analysis of heterogeneous traffic. In this paper, we propose a heterogeneous traffic-based model to analyze the performance of WSNs. The proposed model is capable of handling traffic of variable bandwidth requirements, load and packet sizes. Our results indicate that heterogeneity of traffic affects the performance of individual traffic and overall network efficiency.

Citation/Publisher Attribution

Ali, H. Q., & Ghani, S. (2016, August). Heterogeneous Traffic Modeling and Analysis for Wireless Sensor Networks. In International Conference on Mobile Web and Information Systems (pp. 246-255). Springer, Cham.

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